Egyptian court sentences 11 to life imprisonment for joining Islamic State
The Giza Criminal Court also sentenced two other defendants to 15 years in prison.
Kenyan finance minister to be arrested, charged over graft – Prosecutor
The Kenyan Director of Public Prosecutions, Noordin Haji, said the charges against Rotich stem from a police investigation into the misuse of funds.
Zimbabwe increases fuel prices second time in a week
Diesel and petrol prices have gone up by 456 per cent this year.
South African President Ramaphosa fights to save his presidency
In a report published on Friday, Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane said that Ramaphosa had contravened a parliamentary code of ethics.
WHO declares DRC Ebola outbreak as Public Health Emergency
The declaration is based on the continuous spread and unsuccessful efforts to contain the disease in the DRC.
Pastor dies of Ebola in Eastern DRC’s largest city – Officials
The priest is the first to die of the disease in the city.
South Africa’s Zuma, back at inquiry, says his life in danger
Zuma tells the inquiry he could trace that conspiracy to foreign intelligence services and the apartheid government in the 1990s.
South Africa’s Zuma to make first appearance at corruption inquiry
It is a rare example of an African leader being brought to book soon after losing power.
Al-Shabaab kills 15 in hotel attack in Kismayo port city
Among those killed was a prominent Somali activist, Hodan Nalayeh, and her husband.
Kenya orders telecoms firm to shut down betting payments
Safaricom said the directive by the board will impact over 12 million customers.
Cholera death toll in northern Cameroon rises to 48
Cholera has been a common occurrence in Cameroon’s northern regions where floods are recurrent during raining season.
Namibia’s education minister resigns after corruption verdict
Katrina Hanse-Himarwa was found guilty of placing her relatives on list of housing beneficiaries.
Zimbabwe to raise workers’ salaries the second time in three months
Zimbabweans are angry, as year-on-year inflation of around 100 per cent has eroded the value of their wages and savings, recalling the horrors of the hyperinflation era in 2008.
Clashes near Libya’s Tripoli leave more than 1,000 people killed over three months – WHO
“As the #Tripoli crisis enters its fourth month, the toll is 1048 dead, including 106 civilians, and 5558 injured, including 289 civilians.
Congo warlord Bosco Ntaganda found guilty of war crimes at ICC
In one incident, women had their stomachs cut open and children had their throats slit, the court heard.
In Libya, guards shot at people fleeing air strikes – UN Report
“There are reports that following the first impact, some refugees and migrants were fired upon by guards as they tried to escape.”